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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Lewes

Date Posted: Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in Lewes yesterday afternoon.

On December 10, 2022, at approximately 3:38 p.m., a Subaru Outback traveling eastbound on Minos Conaway Road was approaching a sharp curve in the roadway. A Lexus RX, traveling westbound on Minos Conaway Road, was approaching the same curve in the roadway. The Subaru failed to negotiate the curve and entered the westbound lane of travel, which caused the Subaru to collide with the Lexus in a near head-on collision.

The driver of the Subaru, a 75-year-old man from Lewes, the front passenger, a 104-year-old woman from Lewes, and the rear passenger, a 73-year-old woman from Lewes, were all wearing their seatbelts during the time of the collision. All occupants of the Subaru were transported to an area hospital for serious injuries. Sadly, the rear passenger died from her injuries while being treated at the hospital. The identification of the victim is pending notification to her family.

The driver of the Lexus, a 69-year-old man from Lewes, and the front passenger, a 68-year-old woman from Lewes, were also wearing their seatbelts during the collision. Both were transported to an area hospital for serious injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the scene was being investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

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The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to contact Senior Corporal R. Albert by calling 302-703-3266. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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